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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of West Putford

Historical Forms

  • Colscote 1330 SR
  • Colsouenescota 1086 DB


If so, the meaning is 'Colswegen 's cot(e),' Colswegen being an Anglo-Scandinavian pers. name found already in Devon c. 1100 (Earle 263) in the form Colswein .Cf. also Colsweineston 1195 FF (Devon).